I'm far from naive and you're entitled to your opinion as am I! However, I'm curious as to how many times you've actually needed your gun. I would bet the number is zero. As for the number of concealed weapon permit owners, I believe you stated there were 3 for every 1 cop...why do we ALMOST NEVER hear how they are stopping crime? And if there are so many CWP holders, and if the thought of the citizenry carrying guns scares criminals, then why is crime so bad? Based on your logic there would be almost no crime. But it's quite the opposite, which means your logic is very flawed.
Crime disgust me as much as it does you. I feel the same way about the tragedy at Boca Town Center. But we live in an area (South Florida) with many millions of people and many of those people are animals. This type of thing is bound to happen no matter if everyone was armed. If the mother (forgot her name) of the Boca Town Center crime had a gun, she'd still be dead.
And lastly, my point was in my earlier post - eliminate guns and eliminate gunshot wounds. I didn't say eliminate guns from good people and let the criminals keep guns, which is somehow how you took my point. I know it's wishful thinking to do that, but it takes effort, and all people like you want to do is hold onto your gun like you're holding your life. But I ask again, how many times has your gun saved your life or even prevented a crime? Better yet - tell me somebody you know that has a gun that he/she used to prevent a crime??? I mean, with so many people with CWPs out there that you cited, I'm sure you can start naming quite a bit of incidences? And if you can't, then you gotta ask yourself....what good is your gun doing you????
If it only saves one life you got to ask yourself....what good would not having a gun do you????
Don't carry, fine, just stay out of my business as it is the "law of the land".